McKenzie Pendergrass

McKenzie Pendergrass

Social Media Editor, Verywell

Expertise

Social Media

Education

University of Missouri-Columbia

Highlights

Experience

McKenzie's spark for social media and audience engagement began in journalism school. Her career started at Meredith Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa, working for various magazines and websites, including Better Homes and Gardens, Shape, Fitness, and more. Then she moved to New York City where she later became a full-time social media editor for Insider, leading her team across various platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tik Tok. McKenzie joined Verywell in October 2020 with a passion for providing family with vital information during the pandemic.

Verywell Fit Editorial Process

Verywell Fit is an award-winning online resource that empowers you to reach your diet and fitness goals. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 120 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and aligned with our core values so you can make confident choices for your life.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, including registered dietitians, certified personal trainers, fitness coaches, board-certified physicians, and health journalists. These individuals are specifically selected for their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

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